Malignant narcissists are inherently dangerous characters. They can be good actors and covert. But they always exploit and abuse.
Charm and charisma are powerful personal attributes. By themselves, they are neither positive or negative qualities. Character makes all the difference. Decent folks with charm and charisma can move mountains and do a lot of good, whereas charming, charismatic narcissists inevitably cause harm.
Good-natured people don’t want to believe the worst. And they doubt their own gut hunches when something tells them they’re being played.
Most bullies enjoy demeaning, torturing, belittling, etc. It gives them a feeling of power and a sense of superiority. Worse, to them, it’s fun!
Adequately vetting a potential relationship partner’s character is more challenging and more important today than ever.
Reclaiming the importance of time-tested principles can help us restore wholesomeness to our relationships.
The more seriously narcissistic a person is, the more entitled and expectational they’re likely to be.
There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.
We all have the power to make this a less violent world. The answer lies in character.
We need our egos to navigate an often hostile, unloving world. And we need ego to mediate our baser instincts, too. But an ego too full of itself is always a problem, a destroyer of relationships, and often, of societies, too.